Scherzer (back) is expected to be activated to start Thursday's game against the Pirates, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.
His 64-pitch sim game Saturday was a success and Scherzer said he is ready to pitch in games. He can be deployed in weekly leagues with confidence.
Scherzer threw 64 pitches in a simulated game Saturday and is expected to start for the major-league club next week, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
After the sim game, manager Dave Martinez said it would be "treated like a start" and that Scherzer will follow his normal between-starts routine before toeing the rubber in another game in five days. Scherzer wanted the ball this weekend, so that next start will presumably come at the big-league level, though Martinez didn't say that explicitly. He lines up to start Thursday against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
Scherzer (back) is not listed as a starter for the weekend series against the Brewers, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
Scherzer hoped that he would be able to start either Saturday or Sunday as he works to return from a back strain, but it appears as though he'll require a few more days to recover. The weekend rotation could change if the 35-year-old is determined to be ready, but Anibal Sanchez and Erick Fedde are currently slated to start Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Scherzer (back) is hoping to return from the 10-day injured list to start Saturday versus the Brewers, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Scherzer said he's ready to rejoin the Nationals' starting rotation as he felt great following Tuesday's two-inning simulated game, but it remains to be seen how the team actually brings him back into the fold. If he does pitch this weekend the veteran right-hander would be on a limited pitch count since he threw only 32 pitches during the sim game. Washington currently lists Saturday's and Sunday's starters as TBA, and the team figures to make a decision sometime Friday.
Scherzer (back) said he's ready to rejoin the big-league rotation, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
Scherzer, who has made one start since the All-Star break due to a back injury, said he felt great Wednesday after completing a two-inning simulated game Tuesday. The right-hander believes the next step in his rehab is pitching in a game, and he wants that outing to come in the majors, not minors. Scherzer acknowledged that he would likely be on an abbreviated pitch count in his first start back, but it sounds like he's tracking towards a return against the Brewers over the weekend.
Scherzer (back) threw a simulated game Tuesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Scherzer threw 31 pitches in two simulated innings as he recovers from a back strain that has left him sidelined since July 26. If he feels comfortable following the session, he could be activated as early as Sunday against Milwaukee in a best-case scenario.
Scherzer (back) will throw a simulated game Tuesday, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.
Scherzer emerged from Saturday's 35-pitch bullpen session feeling "really good," per manager Dave Martinez, and the right-hander is now ready for the next step. If he responds well to Tuesday's activity as well, he could return next Sunday for the series finale against Milwaukee. Scherzer has been limited to just one start so far in the second half as a result of the back issue.
Scherzer (back) threw a 35-pitch bullpen Saturday, Alex Chappell of MASN reports.
It will be interesting to see how Scherzer feels Sunday after throwing on consecutive days. Although it is encouraging that the 35-year-old ace is beginning to ramp up his recovery, the plan remains to make sure he has fully recovered before returning to game action. He will miss at least one more start as there is no timetable for his return.
Scherzer (back) could throw a bullpen session Saturday if he feels up to it, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.
He had a light throwing session on flat ground Friday, and the Nationals will see how their ace responds Saturday. The plan is to hold Scherzer out until they are confident that he will be ready to go for the duration of the season. He will miss at least one more start.
Scherzer (back) will miss at least one more start, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.
Scherzer landed on the injured list with a back strain in late July for what was originally expected to be a brief absence. He's still feeling some discomfort after playing catch Monday and may not pick up a ball until Friday. A clearer picture of his return timeline likely won't arrive until he's ready to resume throwing.
Scherzer (back) played catch Monday and manager Dave Martinez said it "wasn't great, but [he] felt okay," Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
It's not a setback, but Scherzer may take a couple days off as a result. He could still throw Wednesday if he feels good, according to Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post. The veteran right-hander is already eligible to come off the injured list, but that's not a realistic possibility until he resumes throwing off a mound.
Scherzer (back) isn't listed as the expected starter for Monday's game at San Francisco, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Scherzer is eligible to return from the injured list Monday but doesn't appear as though he's ready to come off the shelf. According to Zuckerman, the veteran right-hander has yet to resume throwing off a mound but made 40 throws from 70 feet Saturday. Erik Fedde lines up to start against the Giants assuming Scherzer is unavailable.
Scherzer (back) played catch Friday for the first time since landing on the injured list, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
The typically durable veteran landed on the injured list for the second time in a month in late July, this time due to a mild rhomboid strain in his back. He could return as soon as Monday, though it's not yet clear if he's expected to do so.
Scherzer (back) told 106.7 The Fan on Thursday that he believes his latest back issue is "nothing major" and that he does not expect to be out for long.
It sounds like Scherzer thinks he will be ready to go when first eligible Aug. 5, though ultimately the decision is out of his hands. When the right-hander landed back on the IL on Monday with a mild rhomboid strain, manager Dave Martinez said Aug. 5 was not a target date "by any means." The team could decide it's best to hold Scherzer out for another turn, if the training staff feels he's at risk of another flareup. Hopefully we'll get a better idea of his progress in the next day or so.
Scherzer (back) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday.
Scherzer returned from the injured list last week after missing nearly three weeks with an inflamed bursa sac in his shoulder, though he made just one start before landing back on the shelf, this time with a mild rhomboid strain. The move is retroactive to Friday, making the right-hander eligible to rejoin the rotation Aug. 5, though manager Dave Martinez said that's not a target date "by any means," per Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post. Erick Fedde was summoned from Double-A Harrisburg in a corresponding move and will start in place of Scherzer on Tuesday.
Scherzer (back) didn't throw a bullpen session Sunday and is "very doubtful" to make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Braves, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.
Scherzer was slated to work out and possibly throw Sunday afternoon if he felt good enough, but the right-hander was unable to toss a bullpen session. He'll have one last day to throw a side session prior to his scheduled start, though the Nationals don't appear to be optimistic about Scherzer's chances of toeing the rubber Tuesday night.
Scherzer (back) still needs to throw a bullpen session if he is going to start Tuesday's game against the Braves, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Scherzer is scheduled for cardio work Sunday and could throw if he feels good after the workout, per Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post. The veteran right-hander is nursing a small strain in his back and received a stem cell injection prior to the weekend. Scherzer has yet to be ruled out for Tuesday's contest, but if he doesn't complete a bullpen session soon, the Nationals will have to look elsewhere.
Scherzer was diagnosed with a small strain in his back after undergoing an MRI on Friday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
Scherzer made his return from the injured list Thursday but woke up Friday not feeling great, prompting the MRI. The veteran right-hander received a stem cell injection and will be shut down for a couple days before determining the next step, though he has yet to be ruled out for his next turn through the rotation Tuesday. Scherzer threw 86 pitches in his return after spending nearly two weeks on the shelf with an inflamed bursa sac in his right shoulder.
Scherzer allowed three earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out eight across five innings Thursday against the Rockies. He did not factor into the decision.
Scherzer was activated from the injured list just before the start, taking the ball for the first time since July 6. He held the Rockies scoreless in four of his five innings but ran into trouble in the fourth frame, during which he allowed all three of his earned runs. The Nationals also pulled Scherzer after 86 pitches, likely a precaution due to his layoff. He'll draw his next start Tuesday at home against Atlanta.
Scherzer (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Thursday against the Rockies.
As expected, Scherzer will get the ball for Thursday's series finale after spending almost two weeks on the shelf with an inflamed bursa sac in his shoulder. The right-hander will look to pick up where he left off prior to the injury, as he owns a 2.30 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 181:23 K:BB through 129.1 innings this season. Raudy Read was sent to the minors to free up a roster spot for Scherzer.
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